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Women's Perspective

What are the essential concepts, ideas, and/or insights regarding Dorothy E. Smith & Sandra Harding (Sociologists) women's perspective as radical critiques of sociology?

How do they describe feminist standpoint theory?

How are women's theories, methods, and conceptual schemes viewed within the dominant male universe of sociology?

What have women (sociologists/professors) done to contribute in sociology? What are some milestones relevant to their contribution?

How does Alan Sears and James Cairns (Sociologists) relate to Dorothy E. Smith & Sandra Harding women's perspectives of sociology?

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What are the essential concepts, ideas, and/or insights regarding Dorothy E. Smith & Sandra Harding (Sociologists) women's perspective as radical critiques of sociology?

Smith points out the fact that women are outsiders to the "governing structure" of socially-constructed knowledge (the study of sociology, the making of cultural norms, etc.). "It is a condition of man's being able to enter and become absorbed in the conceptual mode that he does not have to focus his activities and interests upon his bodily existence. The organization of work and expectations in managerial and professional circles both constitutes and depends upon the alienation of man from his bodily and local existence." Smith's main argument is that women can't separate knower from known—that women don't have the liberty of alienating themselves from embodied knowledge like men. She states that women sociologists are contradictions to the methods of sociology's attempts to understand the world. 90-1.

How do they describe feminist standpoint theory?

Harding is responsible for creating the feminist standpoint theory, and she as well as other theorists that ascribe to this ideology have established three primary tenets including their belief that knowledge is situated toward social experiences, groups that are marginalized by the dominant group in society are capable of being more socially situated because they have ...

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Women's perspectives are provided. What women have done to contribute in sociology is determined.

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